Current project news, press, and happenings.

[au]workshop Bike to Work Initiative

[au]workshop Bike to Work Initiative 


There are many benefits to biking to work and Anne Nelsen, the president of the [au]workshop Bike to Work Initiative, is proof. She works incredibly hard and keeps a great attitude throughout the whole day. We truly appreciate her hard work and dedication. She inspires all of us to bike to work for not only the environment, but ourselves. Currently the members of the initiative include Randy Shortridge, Spencer Lindstrom, Nathan Pepper, Di Xiao, Brian Betsill, and the lovely Miss Beatrice.

Randy Shortridge is the president and treasurer of the [au]workshop Office Bicycle Maintenance Committee and the Bike to Lunch Initiative. Randy cares about the safety of bikers and gives everyone safety tips and makes sure the office bikes are safe for riding. We appreciate Randy dearly for helping with this often overlooked aspect to bike riding. 

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Confluence Construction Tour

The summer of 2019 has been one to remember. It’s incredible to see our hard work come to life right in front of us. It has been a learning experience for all of us especially our incredibly talented interns who were able to help work on projects all summer before going back to school. On their last day we toured Confluence and they were able to see what they worked on right in front of them. [au]workshop is all about helping clients realize their visions, striving to add value by elegantly organizing uses, creating great places and developing cost conscious design strategies and we hope our interns carry that on through their future endeavors. 

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New workshop intern!

Gracie is pursuing a B. Arch degree at Cornell University and will begin her third year by studying abroad in Rome. She enjoys representing her design ideas through the iterative process of model making and experimenting with materials. She's excited to intern at [au]workshop because she shares their vision of designing spaces that create a balance between the natural and built environment. She looks forward to getting real-world experience in the architecture discipline, climbing Horsetooth Rock, and kayaking this summer.

In the Office: Another Architect!

He has been here for awhile, but we're proud to announce that Nathan Pepper, one of our designers, has successfully completed the Architectural Experience Program and the Architectural Registration Examinations, and is now officially a licensed architect in the State of Colorado. With his licensure, the [au]workshop staff is now 100% licensed!

We're excited for him, and wish him a hearty congratulations.

Sweetgrass Hotel and Events Center!

[au]workshop is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new project in Cheyenne! The hotel and events center will be the largest in the state of Wyoming. The project will break ground later this year and will open in 2021. Along with the completion of another [au] project, 2021 is looking to be an eventful year for the firm!

You can read more about the project here: Cheyenne to get Wyoming’s largest convention center

Bizwest also featured the project on their site, the article can be read below:

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Below is a hand drawn site plan courtesy of Randy. This was the result of a 3 day long design charrette held in Cheyenne with input from the client.

Stay tuned for more!

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Food Bank of Larimer County Photos

The new headquarters for the Food Bank of Larimer County recently had their Grand Opening. The renovation of the existing warehouse building selectively demolished elements that allowed the reuse of major elements like the structure and plumbing. The design cleaned up the exterior, introduced used shipping containers that create various spaces for employees and volunteers, and opened up the interior office areas while bringing in some color to the space. To view the completed project, please visit the project page. 

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Workshop Intern Farewell Note

A farewell…

I had an amazing time working as an intern at [au]workshop this summer!  It was such a marvelous experience full of exceptionable people who were all too happy to pass on their knowledge.  I learned invaluable things over the course of the past few months, and I cannot wait to take that experience into the next chapter of my life. 

The size of this firm was perfect.  There were enough people to get a variety of tasks, yet small enough where I got to know everyone and feel like I got to be a part of something special.  This was my second internship, and I can say that without a doubt that this was the better fit for me.  This is the kind of firm that I can envision myself spending a lifetime with.  I wish the best of luck to the people at [au]workshop, and I cannot thank them enough for welcoming me with open arms. 

Thanks for everything, and I hope our paths cross again,


Most Innovative Shopping Mall!

Emquartier has been recognized by the IFM as the Most Innovative Shopping Mall! 

"The IFM’s Real Estate Awards recognise excellence in the Residential and Commercial property space in emerging markets. The real estate sector is challenging and determined by a variety of external factors, demanding a mix of customer-friendliness and innovation to remain relevant. But some companies will stand out due to the quality of the products, service standards and consistency of service, by ensuring customer satisfaction and related products, including home loans. International Finance Real Estate Awards recognises those who strive to provide a relentlessly engaging and valuable experience for customers." - International Finance website

We are thrilled to hear EmQuartier has been recognized for this award! Congratulations to the entire project team! 

Feel free to see the other winners here and be sure to check out the project page!

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